a player suspended for life for his involvement in 135 match-fixing
A Moroccan tennis player has been banned for life for his involvement in 135 match-fixing…
A Moroccan tennis player has been banned for life for his involvement in 135 match-fixing events, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) announced on Thursday.
Younes Rachidi, 36, whose best ranking is 473 in the world in doubles in 2013, was also fined $34,000. He was further prohibited from coaching or participating in any official tennis event. According to the ITIA, this number of 135 offenses committed by a single person is a record.
Rachidi was involved in match-fixing with two Algerian players recently banned by the ITIA. These cases were discovered following investigations carried out by law enforcement in collaboration with the ITIA in Belgium, according to a spokesperson for the body.
Rachidi has played most of his career on the ITF Tour, the lowest tier of professional tennis tournaments.